“Ancestor’s Home” by Alain Mailland
“Ancestor’s Home” by Alain Mailland
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Boxes to Die For, an exhibition of artist-made urns and coffins in wood, will be on display at the Messler Gallery of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, at the corner of Route 90 and Mill Street in Rockport, from Friday, January 18, through April 10. The public is invited to the opening on January 18 from 5 to 7 p.m. “Death turns out to be a fertile premise for artistic exploration,” says Messler Gallery Manager Victoria Allport. “Twenty-eight respected makers from seven countries have responded with work that is visually and emotionally engaging to an extraordinary degree.” Messler Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays. The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship is a nonprofit school that  offers courses year-round in furniture making and related arts.